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Top family photography trends for 2020

Every year is a new opportunity for capturing memorable moments and precious milestones through family photography. In 2020, you can expect a mix of classic photography styling with a few modern twists to ensure you get images that you’ll cherish forever.


Here are the top photography trends for 2020 from experts at JCPenney Portraits by Lifetouch:


Trend 1: Multigenerational photography


Every generation is a bit different and every family is unique, which is why multigenerational photography is such a wonderful way to tell your one-of-a-kind story. By including grandparents, parents, grandkids and even great-grandkids, you can create an image that is incredibly special and certainly will become a cherished keepsake for decades to come.


Trend 2: Milestone sessions


Newborn photography has been popular for some time and we see no sign of this slowing down. What is predicted to grow in 2020 is milestone photography. This means that you book a series of sessions that document your child’s growth starting at newborn and continuing at 3, 6 and 9 months, concluding with the big 1st birthday photography session. It’s a wonderful way to document a child’s growth while celebrating these important moments that you never want to forget.


Trend 3: Vibrant colors


Bold use of color will be more significant in photography in 2020. Don’t be afraid of bright hues because they can add a fun, playful element to photography. Backgrounds and props with pops of color will provide an upbeat energy to images. When styling outfits before your family photography session, consider pops of color as well that can add tasteful style to your look.


Trend 4: Unique angles and poses


Traditional posing will always have a place in family photography, but in 2020 look to get a bit more creative and experiment with some unique posing and fun photography angles. For example, this could be a photograph of your family from behind giving each other a big embrace, or, everyone laying on the ground with their heads touching and a photographer taking a heartfelt image from above.


Trend 5: Digital enhancements


Modern technology allows photographers to capture an image and enhance it in a variety of unique ways. Design Overlays are the perfect example of digital enhancement in action, allowing images to be brought to life with special phrases and designs. This can include birthday information for milestone imagery, seasonal greetings for holidays, funny animal phrases for pet photography and so much more.


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